Danish Muslims to call for Motoon fatwa
Flemming Rose, art editor if the Jyllands-Posten, has revealed in his blog that the Islamic Society of Copenhagen will push for a fatwa against the paper which published the 12 Motoons nearly two years ago.
If, as is likely, the Jyllands-Posten is acquitted in a pending civic case brought by a number of Mulim organisations, and the European Human Rights Court also makes a stand for freedom of expression, the ISC will seek support in the Middle East for a fatwa.
Kasem Ahmad, a spokesman for the Islamic Society, said:
Until now nobody has had to answer for insulting our prophet. We have no choice but to ask for a fatwa.
No Muslim will ever forget that the prophet was insulted.
UPDATE: An attempt by the same loose coalition of Danish Koraniacs to sue a politician for libel has just failed. The leader of the Danish anti-immigration party had branded them “traitors” for touting the 12 Motoons, plus three others, around the Middle East to stir up resentment. Kasem Ahmad is unhappy:
We are very disappointed with the verdict and are considering an appeal